What's Your Dharma Type?

By: Steven Miller
Estimated Completion Time
7 min
What's Your Dharma Type?
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About This Quiz

Amongst the five types of Dharma lies a lot of wisdom and insight. Let's examine your spiritual and physical energies to learn which type you are. Once you know, you'll be set to begin a more enlightened journey toward the future. Your natural tendencies and your preferences throughout the quiz will ensure we place you in the perfect category! 

Dharma is associated with finding your proper place in the world. In a sense, Dharma is the philosophy that our experiences lead us toward our life purpose. While you will inevitably end up doing what you are supposed to do in life, knowing the directions you should nurture and head into make things happen with much more ease. Gracefully heading into your life's purpose could give new meaning to anything you may be going through. Dharma encompasses the belief that everything is predestined. You can take heart that you are doing well and that you are well on your way to fulfilling your life's meaning.

Share your life and your attitudes with us, and we will be able to accurately make sure you know your specific Dharma type. Will you be the educator or something else?  We're here to help you find out!

Which job is most closely related to what you do?
Teacher.
Carpenter.
Entrepreneur.
Soldier.

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Would you consider yourself to be a creature of habit?
I can appreciate doing things a certain way, but I also enjoy a change of pace.
Not at all, I like to mix things up.
Yes, I pretty much follow the same patterns every day, and I like it that way.
I have a few patterns that repeat, but there is a lot of variety in my life.

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How financially successful have you been in your life?
I barely get by.
I have become quite wealthy.
I'm comfortable.
I make enough to pay the bills.

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Have you ever served in the military?
I considered it at one point, but it wasn't a good fit for me.
I never even considered being in the military.
I am in the military right now, or I plan on enlisting soon.
I am a veteran.

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Do you know enough about a particular subject to teach it at a high level?
I might take on an apprentice to pass on my knowledge at some point.
I know a lot about a certain subject, but I'd rather teach it one-on-one instead of to a whole class.
I do, but I have no interest in being a teacher.
Yes, I love to teach the things that I have learned over the years.

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How willing are you to sacrifice yourself for a just cause?
I would absolutely give up my life for what I believe in.
I'm definitely going to think of ways to avoid doing that.
No, thank you.
I'll do what needs to be done.

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Do you have any issues with addiction?
I have had some issues with it in the past.
Not really, everything in moderation.
I've had some pretty major issues with addiction in my life.
I can get into trouble if I don't direct my energy somewhere positive.

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How much was yesterday like today in your life?
There were a lot of similarities, but a few surprises were mixed in too.
It was totally different.
Yep, it was pretty much exactly the same.
It was mostly different, but there were a few similarities.

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How harsh of a critic are you of yourself?
I'm pretty forgiving and understanding of myself.
I expect nothing but the best from myself.
I do have some fairly high expectations, but I've learned to go easy on myself.
I have very high expectations for myself. I don't tolerate any signs of weakness.

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Which sport is most appealing to you?
Baseball.
Golf.
Football.
Bowling.

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How popular would you say you are?
I'm a very popular and well-liked person.
I keep to myself mostly.
I'm popular with those in my circle.
I definitely have quite a few people who are fans.

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Do you have anger issues?
I definitely struggle with anger.
I have moments where I get angry, but it is exceptionally rare.
It's pretty common for me to lose my cool.
I pretty much never get angry.

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What is your highest level of education?
I have a graduate degree.
I have a high school diploma.
I have an undergraduate degree.
I have some college experience, but I haven't gotten my degree yet.

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How reliable are you?
I'm very reliable, but I may drop our plans for something more vital.
I'm just as likely to flake out as to follow through.
I'm someone that you can totally depend on.
I'm mostly reliable, but I do have moments of weakness.

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What do you think the world needs most right now?
Honesty.
Innovation.
Freedom.
Peace.

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Do you struggle with lustful desires?
You wouldn't think so, but I definitely have that going on quite a lot.
I am a passionate person. Lust has gotten me in some trouble in the past.
I have moments of that, but they are pretty rare.
Maybe in my younger days, but not so much anymore.

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How much do you enjoy cooking?
I'd much rather eat someone else's cooking.
It's one of my favorite things to do.
It's more like a chore than something I enjoy.
It can be fun once in a while.

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How involved in charity work are you?
I do a fair amount of charity work.
I don't do as much as I should.
It is one of the main priorities in my life. I'm highly involved.
I do it when I have the time, which is rare.

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Would you consider yourself to be a hero or heroine?
There might be people who think I'm heroic, but I have weaknesses that they don't see.
Not at all. I'm just an average person that is doing the daily grind.
I wouldn't go that far.
I think other people definitely think of me in that way, but I'm just doing my job.

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Which vacation spot sounds most appealing to you?
Jerusalem.
Las Vegas.
Nowhere: I want to stay home.
Hawaii.

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Which famous person is most like you?
Oprah Winfrey.
Frank Sinatra.
Tiger Woods.
Angelina Jolie.

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Are you more mischievous than other people think?
Totally. My public persona is so different than my private life.
I'm pretty mischievous, so it's very possible that I exceed other people's expectations in this category.
I'm actually less mischievous than you would think.
Nope, I'm pretty much what you would expect.

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Would you consider yourself to be a loyal person?
Not really. "What have you done for me lately?" is more in line with my motto.
Absolutely.
I'm definitely loyal, but you don't want to cross me.
I'm loyal to a point, but there are definitely things you could do to lose that loyalty.

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Does it ever feel like nothing you do is quite good enough?
I feel this way from time to time, but it just inspires me to do better next time.
There are moments like that for me, but I've learned to accept my best efforts.
Yeah, I set my expectations so high that it can be very hard to reach that level.
Not at all. I do my best and I call it good.

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Have you ever accomplished something that others around you thought was impossible?
There was one time where I blew everyone's mind with something I did.
I can't say that I've ever had that experience.
I've had this happen a few times in my life.
I get this reaction on a regular basis.

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What's the best way to get to know someone?
Test their courage.
Do a business transaction with them.
Sit down to a meal with them.
Engage in an in-depth philosophical conversation.

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How likely are you to protect those in need?
I'll definitely do my part when the chips are down.
It's everyone for themselves.
I'll think of something to limit the risk.
That is pretty much my calling in life.

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Would you say that you're a charming person?
I definitely have my moments.
I'm very charming. I tend to get what I want.
Not at all. I'm pretty rough around the edges.
Not really. I'm pretty bland for most folk's taste.

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How handy are you?
I tend to leave that kind of stuff to other people.
I can fix pretty much anything.
I'm somewhat handy, especially if it is a task that requires brute strength.
It may take me a while, but I can figure out most things.

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Would you consider yourself to be a Renaissance man or woman?
I am interested in a wide range of things, but I focus primarily on one area.
I definitely feel drawn to a lot of diverse subject matter, and I tend to dabble in a few things.
That is totally me. I'm all over the map with my interests and I tend to go from one new thing to another.
Nope, I tend to stick with what I know and master that one thing.

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